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Pasha Hamam/ Phoenix Baths

Pasha Hamam is a monument of the Ottoman period in the western part of the centre.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )


    1981 It was used as a bath area until this year, under the name "Phoenix Baths".

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)


    1520 Constructed during this decade.

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)


  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)


  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)


  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)


  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)


  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)


  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)


What I can see

It is located at the western part of the city centre. It was built during the period when the adjacent church of Agii Apostoli was turned into a mosque. Initially, it was a single bath, but later it was converted into a double (for both men and women).

What I can't see

The Turkish name is Pasha hamami. The bath was built by the governor of Thessaloniki, Cezeri Kasim Pasha, who had been appointed by Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. It operated until 1981 and was the last traditional bath of Thessaloniki. It was then condemned due to damage from the 1978 earthquake.

Info

  • Address: Paparigopoulou & Andrea Kalvou St.

Bibliography

Zafeiris Ch. (1997), Θεσσαλονίκης Εγκόλπιον, ιστορία, πολιτισμός, η πόλη σήμερα, γεύσεις, μουσεία, μνημεία, διαδρομές, [Thessaloniki Handbook, history, culture, the city today, flavours, museums, routes], Athens: Exantas

 

Ζafeiris Ch., (2006), Θεσσαλονίκης τοπιογραφία, [Thessaloniki’s landscape], Thessaloniki: Epikentro

 

Kourkoutidou- Nikolaidou E., Tourta A., (1997), Περίπατοι στη Βυζαντινή Θεσσαλονίκη, [Walks in the Byzantine Thessaloniki], Athens: Kapon publications

 

Tsaktsira L, Papanthimou K., Mantziou G., Kalogirou N., (2014), Θεσσαλονίκη, η πόλη και τα μνημεία της, [Thessaloniki, the city and its monuments], Thessaloniki: Malliaris Pedia